So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves.
Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.
Now we call him, “Abba, Father”.
For his spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
And since we are his children, we are his heirs.
Ah, I love this passage. Love it. We are not fearful slaves. (Doing my little dance of freedom.) We are children God has chosen and taken as his own. And we are heirs. Oops. There’s that word again. I guess we should move on to take a look at exactly what we’ve inherited.
But first a few more words about our Spirit connection.
God’s spirit within us affirms that we are His children. The amazing knowledge comes that we belong to Him, that He is indeed our Father; it is a knowing that we cannot explain logically or describe in this world’s language.
So God’s Spirit is planted within us, and He will ……
Do you really believe that the Spirit of God lives within YOU? Or are you having a little trouble believing that?
It is quite a claim to make, isn’t it — that the Spirit of God Almighty is within you.
Maybe you don’t feel the Spirit of God within. Maybe it’s difficult to see any evidence of Him. Maybe it’s just too crazy a concept for you to believe.
Maybe, at this point, all you can really say for certain is that you believe the Bible is the word of God and it is truth. If so, then read these passages and listen to what the Father says to you, His child:
1 Co 6:19-20
2 Co 1:21-22
1 John 4:13
God says He has planted His Spirit in you. Can you believe that? Will you believe what God says?
Spirit, help our unbelief.
Scripture: Romans 8:15-17a (NLT)